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Susanna Kearsley

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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Aka Emma Cole.

Susanna Kearsley studied politics and international development at university, and has worked as a museum curator.

Her first novel Mariana won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Literary Prize and launched her writing career. Susanna continued her mix of the historical and paranormal in novels The Splendour Falls, Named of the Dragon, Shadowy Horses and Season of Storms.

Susanna Kearsley also writes classic-style thrillers under the name of Emma Cole.

I just wanted to say thanks to all the readers who nominated A DESPERATE FORTUNE for Best Novel With Strong Romantic Elements in this year's All About Romance Annual Poll.

I'm very honoured to be on the ballot alongside Anna Lee Huber, Kristan Higgins Books, Naomi Novik, and Karen White, all great writers whom I very much admire (and like).

You can vote for any of us by using this link to the con... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.99 · 131,717 ratings · 15,623 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Winter Sea (Slains, #1)

4.06 avg rating — 42,643 ratings — published 2008 — 39 editions
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The Rose Garden

4.01 avg rating — 19,905 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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Mariana

4.05 avg rating — 15,517 ratings — published 1994 — 34 editions
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The Firebird (Slains, #2)

4.08 avg rating — 15,726 ratings — published 2013 — 26 editions
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The Shadowy Horses

3.90 avg rating — 11,902 ratings — published 1997 — 30 editions
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A Desperate Fortune

3.97 avg rating — 8,045 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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The Splendour Falls

3.68 avg rating — 6,054 ratings — published 1995 — 22 editions
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Season of Storms

3.66 avg rating — 4,583 ratings — published 2001 — 24 editions
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Named of the Dragon

3.77 avg rating — 3,637 ratings — published 1998 — 21 editions
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Undertow

3.19 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1993
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My amazing American publisher Sourcebooks is sending me on a national tour in April for the launch of my brand-new novel, A Desperate Fortune!

And as they did in 2013 with The Firebird, they're letting you, my readers, decide where I'll go.

This time it's an even bigger tour, with a chance to win a unique grand prize, so gather your friends and reading buddies and nominate your local bookstore or library for a spot on the tour. The first round of voting is open till the middle of December, after w
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Full disclosure here, because Lauren is a friend of mine and I love her writing and her books, but I honestly think she outdid herself in The Ashford Affair. Highly recommended.
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“The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.”
Susanna Kearsley, Mariana

“But life, if nothing else, had taught her promises weren't always to be counted on, and what appeared at first a shining chance might end in bitter disappointment.”
Susanna Kearsley, The Winter Sea

“Whatever time we have," he said, "it will be time enough.”
Susanna Kearsley, The Rose Garden

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We are having a poll to choose an "author" to read for February.....choose from these nominations then we will have another poll to choose a book from the winning author! Thx.

 
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Samantha Thank you Susanna for accepting my friend request. I just finished reading The Rose Garden, I absolutely loved it! So much in fact that I polished it off in 4 days.


Cristaux Thank you Susanna for accepting my friend request. I am currently reading Season Of Storms, which I am thoroughly enjoying! I'm looking forward to reading all of your novels.


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